The Congressional Research Service issued a report December 5 finding that House and Senate legislation on the management of coal ash would not ensure the implementation of fuel standards necessary to protect human health and the environment and would establish unmatched environmental federal regulatory framework. The paper, Analysis of Proposals to Create a Coal Combustion Residuals Permit Program Under RCRA, considered Senator John Hoeven’s (R-ND) Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act (S. 3512) and Representative David McKinley’s (R-WV) Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act (H.R. 2273).